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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIGMENT

"I need to know something about the pigment patches," he said jerkily.

And there were the splotches of pigment of which Calhoun had heard.

Tan also is due to pigment in the skin and is caused by light.

It is a matter of regret that this pigment is not equally efficacious in oil.

It has not been, however, employed as a pigment, or at least is not at present.

Like the chrome molybdate it would be superfluous as a pigment.

The place of the pigment is taken by gas-bubbles, and that is what causes the whiteness.

To save them from yellow fever, nature gave them pigment and lost them friends.

The pigment varies in individuals and in different parts of the body.

They had not forgotten to obtain some pigment, with which to darken the faces of their figures.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin pigmentum "coloring matter, pigment, paint," figuratively "prnament," from stem of pingere "to color, paint" (see paint (v.)). Variants of this word could have been known in Old English (e.g. 12c. pyhmentum). As a verb from 1900. Related: Pigmented; pigmenting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PIGMENT

dye

verbchange color with mixture
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